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By (author) James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke with a compelling character: a sheriff with a haunted past on the hunt for a deranged killer. Hackberry Holland is a man haunted by a chequered and traumatic past. A former POW from the Korean War, he has left everything behind to become sheriff of a dried-out, broken-down border town in south Texas. But Hack soon finds himself dealing with more than just his own demons when nine dead prostitutes are dug up behind a run-down church. The search for justice - and revenge - pits Hack against hired guns, drug dealers who operate on both sides of the border, and a psychotic killer known as The Preacher. As Holland frantically tries to end the cycle of killings and bring justice to the dead girls, he discovers just how dark the deepest corners of the human heart can get, and how redemption can come in the form of a woman's love...

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 35mm | 445g
  • 24 Jun 2010
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London
  • English
  • 075382745X
  • 9780753827451
  • 62,866

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James Lee Burke is the author of many previous novels, many featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He won the EDGAR AWARD in 1998 for CIMARRON ROSE, while BLACK CHERRY BLUES won the EDGAR in 1990 and SUNSET LIMITED was awarded the CWA GOLD DAGGER in 1998. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana. www.jamesleeburke.com

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The richly drawn characters, the powerful sense of the Texan landscape and the unrelenting pace of the storytelling combine to create one of the most gripping and atmospheric novels I've read this year. -- Simon Shaw DAILY MAIL Burke deftly combines intricate, engaging plotlines and original, compelling characters with his powerfully poetic prose to create a blistering crime novel that also stands with the best of American contemporary fiction. TANGLED WEB

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